The winds of change are in the air. Ok, by that I mean the hot gust of a late summer wind that is bringing in the new school year.
I go back to work on the 18th and S goes back on the 24th. But that doesn't mean we have a leisurely couple of weeks left. NOPE.
I've already been up to the school helping move furniture. Started school shopping. Planning lunches/breakfasts etc. I'm dreading going back but at the same time I'm looking forward to it. This has been a very unorganized summer. You know when you are ready to take your first lick of your ice cream cone and it flops on the cement and splats? That's how this summer has felt. Just like a blob of melting ice cream. We've had our good/fun moments but it still feels like it's been wasted.
So let's psych this brain up for some change and get this body moving!!
Last night my school had a fishing get-together. They grilled hotdogs and set some poles up for the kids and have a great get-together before school. Next week we will have a kayak get-together. What I like about these (selfishly, I might add) is that they are in my little town and I can walk to them. Not to mention the kids have a great time.
I will be facilitating the testing again this year. I think that's about all I'll do. I really wasn't much help last year with substituting. I ended up being a bit too busy. I almost didn't even do that. I'm kind of in flux right now with what I want to do with my time. I want to be home, I want to get a paying job and I want to stay at my little school. I know, I know. I just need to quit whining and do something and stick with it.
Next week will be a busy week. Monday S has her Jr. year registration and both girls have a dentist appointment. Wednesday, the girls and I are going to visit my oldest to take her shopping for her belated birthday and Friday is S's bday. My baby will be 17. She is such an amazing young woman. Her heart is SO kind. Even when she was being picked on by some girls in her class she still wouldn't do/say anything unkind about them. A saint in the making! She is so full of love!
Since I do not have any pictures of anything I have posted about I will throw in some random pics of this summer :)
S reading a Manga book at the beach
A cute, chubby seagull
And, though the picture doesn't really capture it, a very vivid blue/green dragonfly
Hope ya'll have a very Blessed weekend.